Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair

Store

Introduction

If you need to remove the JBL Charge case, follow this guide. It's hard to repair anything without opening it up first.

  1. Make sure the device is powered off before you begin to disassemble the speaker. Remove the trim from the speaker using a jimmy or metal spudger. Remove the trim from the speaker using a jimmy or metal spudger.
    • Make sure the device is powered off before you begin to disassemble the speaker.

    • Remove the trim from the speaker using a jimmy or metal spudger.

  2. Use the PH1 screwdriver to remove all five of the 6 mm screws from the battery cover. Remove the battery cover and set the cover aside.
    • Use the PH1 screwdriver to remove all five of the 6 mm screws from the battery cover.

    • Remove the battery cover and set the cover aside.

  3. Use a spudger to carefully remove the liquid electrical tape that holds the battery inside the battery compartment. Be careful not to puncture the battery, or damage the battery wire underneath the liquid electrical tape.
    • Use a spudger to carefully remove the liquid electrical tape that holds the battery inside the battery compartment.

    • Be careful not to puncture the battery, or damage the battery wire underneath the liquid electrical tape.

  4. Use a nylon spudger to lift the battery out of the device. Lift the end of the battery that does not have the wire connection and remove the 16 mm PH2 screw underneath the battery.
    • Use a nylon spudger to lift the battery out of the device.

    • Lift the end of the battery that does not have the wire connection and remove the 16 mm PH2 screw underneath the battery.

    • Notice the wire that is connecting the battery to the device. Attempting to remove the battery completely could cause damage to the wire. Do not use a metal spudger to remove the battery, this could cause damage.

  5. Remove the four 16 mm screws from the white plastic casing using the PH2 screwdriver. Remove the four 16 mm screws from the white plastic casing using the PH2 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 16 mm screws from the white plastic casing using the PH2 screwdriver.

  6. Starting in a corner of the device where the casing and the side meet, use a pointed metal spudger to pry the back casing off the speaker and the glue holding the seam together. Slide the metal spudger along the seam to separate the back casing from the rest of the speaker.
    • Starting in a corner of the device where the casing and the side meet, use a pointed metal spudger to pry the back casing off the speaker and the glue holding the seam together.

    • Slide the metal spudger along the seam to separate the back casing from the rest of the speaker.

  7. Once the back casing is open, disconnect the three white connectors from the motherboard. Remove the upper casing.
    • Once the back casing is open, disconnect the three white connectors from the motherboard.

    • Remove the upper casing.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

28 other people completed this guide.

Joe Durand

Member since: 04/01/2015

1,961 Reputation

2 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 12-4, Lancaster Spring 2015 Member of Cal Poly, Team 12-4, Lancaster Spring 2015

CPSU-LANCASTER-S15S12G4

2 Members

15 Guides authored

11 Comments

Breaking apart the halves takes patience. Took 30 minutes. Mine was glued together like a tank, and it was not easy at all to separate the halves. Maybe JBL saw this post and doubled the glue to dissuade DIY fixes. Once I separated the halves, it was easy, but be prepared to get moderately frustrated in doing so. Also, don't get angry and try to force them apart, because from my experience, I do believe there is a high risk potential of cracking either halve if attempting to brute force the issue. Remember, patience is a virtue here. Lastly, you can get a good set of spudger tools at Harbor Freight Tools for cheap. They are actually called Wax Carving tools made in India of stainless steel. Excellent set to complete this fix, and I can see that they will be very useful in the future if needed. 10/10 for the author for the breakdown instructions. Cheers!

Zabrot - Reply

Follow these directions, Do not deviate from the path and you shall find Success awaits at journey's end.

rufusleehung - Reply

one essential moment. when you're trying to disasemble a cover there is also one bolt under the battery socket! it not shown on step 5!

freddyfresh90 - Reply

It is told in step 4, but not shown. I looked up this guide when I was stuck after step 5 lol

Btw I am the editor as of Saturday, 27/August/2016. Mine had 4 PH2 screws around the outside and 1 ph2 under the battery. I am not sure if that is how it always was

ion418 -

smooth sailing until step 6. Finally gave up and trashed it out of frustration.

fredblue - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 32

Past 7 Days: 122

Past 30 Days: 609

All Time: 60,025